Choosing a career in construction has always been an obvious path for me. I believe this roots from one simple word. That word is passion. Passion is not something that can be taught. It can only be discovered and enlightened upon. Ever since I was a toddler I have had a passion for construction. More specifically heavy construction. I grew up watching educational construction videos on VHS instead of the popular cartoons on Nickelodeon and other children’s network channels. I essentially had two types of toys. John Deere tractors and Hot Wheels. Though what kid doesn’t like hot wheels?
Construction continued to be my passion into my childhood. One of my fondest memories was when my father finally let me use the tractor by myself for the first time. From that day on I wanted to learn how to run every piece of equipment I could get my hands on. So, I did just that. I volunteered with my father at the local motorcycle riding area. Here is where I started the base to my knowledge of construction. We built new trails, maintained old trails, built storage areas, and anything else that needed to be done.
Once I became old enough I continued my passion even further by getting my first construction job at the county. The road foreman saw my passion and took me under his wing and passed on as much knowledge as he could during the short summers I was there. I learned a lot of road construction fundamentals but never had the time to get to the details until I started at my current job at T.J. Campbell construction.
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